People thinking about facial plastic surgery look for a surgeon who is board-certified, with in depth training, and lots of experience performing their specialty procedure.

But, when it comes to Botox injections, the idea of what to look for seems less certain. It’s important to do research when choosing an injector, just as you would when choosing a doctor for any other surgery.

Here are a few things to look for in an injector so that you can be sure you get the best Botox possible.

Experience And Training

Two of the most important things to look for in a Botox injector are experience and training. While injectors don’t have a board they need to be certified by, you do want to find someone who is familiar with the way the face and its muscles work. Usually, a facial plastic surgeon is your best option, as he or she understands the face and knows which areas to target in order to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

Schedule a consultation with your injector prior to the Botox, to get a sense of what they do and a sense of how familiar they are with the injection procedure. During your consultation, you can ask how they were trained to perform the injections and how many they have performed.  The more injections a surgeon has administered, the more confident you can feel in their ability and experience.

Ask Lots Of Questions

The right Botox injector will give you a full idea of what to expect during and after the treatment. However, don’t be shy about asking questions, especially if you have any concerns or worries. You might want to ask about the discomfort, and what the injector does to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. The surgeon may also use a very small needle during the procedure to keep discomfort to a minimum.

You will also want to find out about the clinic’s policy on follow-up appointments. You want to work with someone who will gladly see you after the injection, in case you have any complications or issues.

Photos Of Past Results

Another way to get a sense of the injector’s ability when it comes to administering Botox injections is to ask to see photos of past patients. Looking at recent before and after pictures will help you see not only what the injection can do when it comes to reducing lines and wrinkles, but how natural the results will look.

Affordable But Reasonable Prices

You were probably going to ask about the cost of the injections anyway, so that you have an idea of what Botox will do to your bank account. However, knowing what the surgeon or injector plans on charging you can also clue you into whether you’re getting the real deal or not.

A suspiciously cheap Botox offer can tell you two things: that the product the injector is using is a knock-off with the potential to be dangerous or that the person offering the injection doesn’t have the necessary qualifications.

There Is A Medical Doctor On Site

It’s important that the medical professional you go to has a board-certified, medical doctor on site or is supervised by a medical doctor. That way, in case anything goes wrong, you will be able to receive treatment and will be directed to a safe place. If your procedure is done in a place that doesn’t have hospital privileges or a medical doctor, that should alert you to the fact that the practitioner might not be board-certified or licensed to perform your procedure.

Now that you’re ready to start looking for the best Botox injections for you, consider contacting Hagerstown Dermatology and Skincare at (240) 469-4835 to see if this clinic is the right match for you and your aesthetic needs!